There is currently a large hype surrounding the language server protocol (LSP) which provides a very flexible and well-proven architecture for implementing textual language support. Wouldn’t it be cool to use a similar protocol and architecture for graphical modeling languages, too? Following in the footsteps of LSP, is it possible to allow a “generic diagram editor” talk to a graphical language server, retrieving information such as how nodes are rendered, how they can be connected, or which elements can be created from a palette?
The modeling community is among the most active and diverse in Eclipse's ecosystem. The modeling symposium aims to provide a forum for community members to present a brief overview of their work. We will encourage 10-minute lightning talks to facilitate a broad range of speakers. The primary goal is to introduce new and interesting technology features. We will open up an informal call for submissions from the community. Depending on the number, we will select submissions that will create a diverse slate of talks.
Do you want to build a modeling tool that runs in the browser? A modeling tool with more than textual code editors? Do you wonder how to implement diagrams, tree- and form-based editors, model compare, DSLs, or code generators in the web? In this talk, we provide you with a current state-of-the-art overview on how to build a web-based modeling tool using Eclipse Theia, a new platform for browser-based tools.
You want to create a tool, which in parts reuses UML, but at the same time adds custom adaptations? Off-the-shelf products are not flexible enough for you, but you do not want to reinvent the wheel?
In this talk, we show you how to create a custom tool based on UML using Papyrus. Papyrus, as platform, facilitates reusing many common UML tool features, such as its diagrams, model management and versioning. It also allows to easily customize UML, its diagram style and even add project-specific extensions.
In this talk we will present our plan to move Eclipse Sirius to the web and the cloud. At Obeo, we have been working on modeling tools in general, and on Sirius in particular, for a long time now. Until now, Sirius has relied exclusively on the Eclipse Platform, and consequently the graphical modelers based on it are desktop applications. Today we are ready to work with you to bring graphical modeling tools up to the cloud.
Both textual and graphical modeling have their well-known strengths and weaknesses – obviously, we want the best of both worlds!
Enter Xtext/Sirius Integration: This talks includes a live demo of Xtext editors used as direct editors in Sirius diagrams and in the Properties view. We can both edit elements of the same model as used for the diagram, or edit text attribute contents.
Furthermore, this talk looks at some of the integration challenges and how to (mostly) overcome them.